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Advise and Consent

A companion piece to Anatomy of a Murder and The Cardinal, tackling Washington politics with the best-selling mixture of sophistication and evasion characteristic of Preminger in his 'problem picture' mood. More McCarthy than Watergate, the exposé of political barter and blackmail not unnaturally looks a little quaint now, but still grips like a vice thanks to the skill with which Preminger's stunning mise en scène absorbs documentary detail. A decided bonus is the fact that the need to let every viewpoint have its say gives a starry cast opportunities gratefully grabbed all round.

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Duration: 138 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Otto Preminger
Screenwriter: Wendell Mayes
Cast: Don Murray
Charles Laughton
Walter Pidgeon
Lew Ayres
Franchot Tone
Henry Fonda
Gene Tierney
Peter Lawford
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